LG Optimus G smartphone. We now can confirm that Qualcomm's extremely fast and efficient new quad-core will be powering the device.
Earlier today we gave you a bit of information on Qualcomm's new Snapdragon S4 Pro developer tablet, but now we're back with more info thanks to a number of benchmark tests SlashGear has performed. As expected, the Snapdragon S4 Pro delivered some really impressive results in the tests, thanks to its quad-core APQ8064 chipset, 2GB of RAM, and Adreno 320 GPU. Since this tablet is intended for developers, you may not be surprised to hear that it performed well in benchmark tests, but we have a feeling that you'll be left at least a little impressed nonetheless.
Qualcomm has officially released its newest tablet aimed squarely at developers, the Snapdragon S4 Pro Mobile Development Platform. The new tablet makes use of Qualcomm's new quad-core chipset, the APQ8064, which will help deliver the power developers require. That power isn't going to be cheap, however, as the Snapdragon S4 Pro will set you back $1299.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates to Nexus S phones on select carriers Friday night, but unfortunately earlier in the week the company announced that it was having some trouble keeping 16GB Nexus 7 tablets in stock. As a result, the 16GB Nexus 7s now have an estimated delivery time of 3-4 weeks when shipping from the Google Play Store, so unless you're okay with picking up an 8GB model instead, you might be left waiting for a Nexus 7.
Qualcomm has released its financial results for Q3 2012, and even though the company is showing some losses from the last quarter, things are looking pretty great for Qualcomm year-over-year. Take, for instance, total revenue, which was down 6% from last quarter but made a 28% increase from the same time last year, coming it at a pretty solid $4.63 billion. We see something similar happening with Qualcomm's operating income, which sits at $1.38 billion for the quarter - that's a 9% decrease from last quarter but a 24% increase year-over-year.
Qualcomm's annual developer event they've just announced a brand new addition to the world of Android developers. Just like Qualcomm's exclusive Snapdragon GamesCommand app store, or NVIDIA's for that matter, they've today released the Snapdragon SDK to help developers dive further into the S4 platform and beyond.
LG Eclipse isn't a new one. We've heard and seen various leaks of this device over the past few weeks indicating a rather powerful smartphone headed to the US complete with Qualcomm's quad-core Krait processor. Today however it has leaked again, en route to AT&T, and possibly hitting the market come this October.
HTC One S should be very familiar by this point for most. Since being first announced in Barcelona, Spain we all know it has that new and impressive 1.5 GHz dual-core S4 processor from Qualcomm and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Today however, the company launched a different version in Taiwan with a 1.7 GHz dual-core instead.